UC Speaker Series Podcast (Ep02): Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking | It’s Closer Than You Think




On episode 2 of the Uncomfortable Conversations Speaker Series Podcast, Jean Barsotti leads an informative interactive panel discussion about human trafficking in Beaver County, featuring Brenda Lutz (Shared Hope), Sister Jeanette Bussen (Beaver County Human Trafficking Coalition), Anthony Berosh (District Attorney, ret.), Ann Lewis (A Child’s Place), Andrea Cotton-Anderson (Standing in the Gap), and Bonnie Sedlacek (detective).



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This episode was recorded March 14, 2018 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  Host: Jean Barsotti.  Guests: Brenda Lutz, Sister Jeanette Bussen, Anthony Berosh, Ann Lewis, Andrea Cotton-Anderson, Bonnie Sedlacek. Podcast Producer: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Dave Holoweiko. Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Jet Fly (“Atmospheric Organ”), Free music from Siberia (“Violet Dreams”), Dot Legacy (“Like a Doll”), Vitaliy Antarctic (“High Voltage”).  Cover art: Lembagai KITA (Wikimedia Commons). ©Uncomfortable Conversations Speaker Series Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved.


The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls hosts the Uncomfortable Conversations Speaker Series.  The series is called uncomfortable conversations because these are not easy topics that have simple solutions.  The series creates forums to help initiate conversations about topics that can affect our children, our families, our friends, and our communities.  Each of the programs is designed to provide the opportunity to become aware of community issues, begin a discussion and sharing of information, and empower participants to take appropriate action.

Host Jean Barsotti has been director of the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls for more than seventeen years.  A native of Ellwood City, Pa, Jean holds BA and MSLS degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Active with the American Library Association and Pennsylvania Library Association, Jean has also been leader within the Beaver County Library System.  Jean has been forward thinking about libraries’ roles in hosting communities as a knowledge exchange centers and sites of social engagement.  Her Uncomfortable Conversations Speaker Series at the Beaver Falls library is evidence of her vision for how libraries should and can serve their communities in the 21st century.






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